Friday, May 11, 2007

Eight random things

So Caroline tagged me! Eight random things about myself...hmmm
But first: The rules!

1: Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2: People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3: At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.
4: Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

Here you go!

1:I am very tall (187 cm, or 6feet1and1/2) This used to bother me, because people would mistake me for a boy, or a young man. The very short hair I had, or the lack of makeup, might not have helped...

2: We lost our house in a fire in December 2003.We got out alright, but lost everything. Now the house is rebuilt, and we're doing fine. After the fire, we found a few items in the ruins- a couple of silverspoons, some glasses, a piece of jewellry-only small things. But the very first thing we pulled out, was my Bible and a cross, the Bible severely burnt on the outside, but NOT ONE SINGLE WORD OR PAGE WAS MISSING OR UNREADABLE.

3: My grandmother taught me how to crochet at the age of 4 or 5. I've been doing it ever since. My two younger sisters claims that I've got all the craft-genes of the family- from both sides...

4: We are readers. My parents and sisters and I all read. And then we are lost to this world. We all married men who don't read...

5: I live on a farm. So does my two sisters!

6: I have two sons and two daughters born within a period of five years. There are 16, 23 and 21 months between them. I love them. But it often amazes methat I am related to them at all!

7: I went to California as an au pair when I was 20 (in 1983...), lived in northern Berkeley, and really enjoyed myself. I've lost contact with that family.

8: I speak Icelandic, though not fluently, due to my stay in Iceland for 18 months in 1985/86. I still keep in touch with that family, they've been here to visit several times. I would love to go back!

So, there you have. 8 random things.

Now I just have to tag someone....

Judy ,Mother Chaos ,Faith ,Bea , Anniken ,Audrey ,Nathania ,Sonja : Your turn!


inukshuk71 said...

Incredible story about the bible Marit! I've posted my answers on my blog Thanks for thinking of me :)

busyJ said...

Marit - Thanks for the tag. I will post my 8 random things and try to tag 8 more, but not really sure who to tag. Will have to think on that one. LOL. Have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

Hello Marit,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I see that your friend tagged me too. Now I must get to work.

It was interesting getting to read a bit about you. I see we do have more than just knitting and crochet in common. I too am a reader, and count Nora Roberts, James Patterson, and Mary Higgins Clark as some of my favorite authors. Love a good mystery any day!

Take care,

Caroline said...

Marit, What fun reading your "eight random things." Some things that I notice about knitters whose blogs I read: many are in their forties (me too), many like to read (me too), most have children (me too), many are very introsprective and often at least somewhat religious (me too). Not that unique I guess, but it seems interesting to me.

Don't be too sad about the non-reading husband. Mine reads TOO much; when he should be doing all the chores I think up for him to do. LOL

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